Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mandy Shefman - Board Games 004



Mandy said...

Once again, feedback welcome. Thanks!

Adam Heine said...

I love Sorry. It's one of the few games I can play with my 4 year olds without wanting to smack my head against something.

As for feedback, I didn't notice until I zoomed in, but it looks as though the piece is hovering just above their hands. It'd probably work better if there was no black space between their hands and the red. Also I feel like it'd look better if they were following the slide arrow more directly instead of angling slightly to the right of it.

But I love the shine and dimensional lines on the marker, and the sweat drops coming off the two people definitely makes me feel like they're struggling.

(NOTE: My boys just saw this and knew immediately what game it was, so well done!)

K. Marie Criddle said...

Mandy! I LOVE the expression on the kids' faces! Their bodies reflect the weight of the piece really well, too (bowed backs, flattened legs, etc.) To my eye, it seems as though the perspective of the background is slightly off. The board looks like we should be viewing it from almost an eagle's eye but the figures are from a side view. This could just be me, though.

Hope that helps! I agree with Adam...the sweat drops cinch the feeling of exertion. :D

Mandy said...

Ha! Marie! I need your eye for perspective! Sometimes I don't even see it, but I know it's off. I revised my Baseball picture (and posted it if you haven't checked it out) and had a bit of a hard time remembering the rules for creating perspective. I'd say the 2 big concepts I need help getting better at right now -amonst many are perspective and shadow/ highlights. I think part of the problem is I'm getting my background reference pictures from internet images and then trying to pop made up characters into the scene. How do you put together your illustrations?

Thanks for the feedback!